Resource specialist (GIS): Ring Mountain Stewardship Coordinator – California

Agency
Marin County Parks
Location
Marin County, California
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
http://www.marincountyparks.org/
Salary
$5,168 - $6,339 / Month
Last Date to Apply
03/22/2017
Description
THE POSITION: This position is grant-funded and position extension is dependent on renewed funding. The Resource Specialist GIS will coordinate the stewardship and habitat restoration of the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve. Primary responsibility of the Resource Specialist GIS will be to implement the multi-year Ring Mountain Management, Stewardship, and Restoration Program Work Plan, and to fulfill the ongoing partnership agreement with The Nature Conservancy. Under direct supervision of Marin County Parks Chief of Natural Resources and Science, the Resource Specialist GIS will oversee, implement, and monitor public access and habitat restoration projects; identify and manage non-native, invasive weeds; map and monitor rare plants; plan and manage public outreach programs.

CURRENT VACANCY: Currently, there is one full-time, fixed term vacancy through February 28, 2018 in Marin County Parks. Please note, the positions may end prior to February 28, 2018, if funding ceases or the work is complete. In addition, the positions may continue if funding is renewed or extended. Per PMR 34.2 C, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force regulations at the completion of the term.

WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

MARIN COUNTY
Marin County is located north of San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Its Mediterranean climate makes it one of the most enjoyable regions in the country in which to live or work. Comprising a land area of 521 square miles, Marin has a wide variety of residential communities, modern shopping, and strong high tech and service industries. Marin’s beauty includes the picturesque waterfront and hillside homes of Sausalito and Tiburon, quaint main streets in Larkspur and San Anselmo, impressive lagoon and view homes in Belvedere, and ranches and horse trails in West Marin and Novato.

Schools and universities in the Bay Area are excellent. Cultural events are outstanding and easily accessible. A dozen theater groups, symphonies, chorales, ballets, concerts, numerous galleries, shows and exhibits contribute to the rich cultural environment in the area. Sporting activities include power and sail boating in the ocean and bays, lagoons, and sheltered harbors with easy access to over 1,000 miles of inland waterways. Fishing is year-round for the avid angler. Surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, swimming, camping, sunning, and beachcombing are also popular activities. Marin County has hundreds of miles of woodland trails, forested mountains, and extensive coastline.
Qualifications
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will possess lead experience in land stewardship, including road and trail management, habitat restoration, and public outreach programs; a strong foundation in public lands natural resources management, including the ability to manage natural resource projects, and to organize, advertise, and hold volunteer and community outreach events intended to increase public awareness about natural resources on public lands; a strong understanding of ecological principles related to sensitive plant and wildlife species and their habitat; a working scientific knowledge of the native and non-native flora of Marin County, including the ability to identify, map, and monitor these flora using standard mapping and monitoring protocols. In addition, the ideal candidate will have an ability to create, maintain, and update maps and GIS data in ArcGIS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification class specification.
Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related science and two years of professional experience which includes development and implementation of resource management projects with an emphasis on GIS or experience in digitizing data or working with ortho-photography and/or automated geographic information databases.

Substitution: Additional experience in geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related science can be substituted for the four year degree on a year-for-year basis.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified application review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.

ONLINE APPLICATION: You may apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs

HOW TO APPLY: Obtain the necessary application materials for the desired position from the Marin County Human Resources Department at the address below. You may apply online, or application materials may be picked up in person or requested by phone.

If you have questions regarding Equal Employment, please contact the Equal Employment Director, Roger Crawford, at (415) 473-2095. For questions regarding the position announcement or examination, contact the Marin County Human Resources Department. For a complete listing of all current opportunities, visit the County’s recruitment website.

MARIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, ROOM 415
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4189
OFFICE PHONE (415) 473-6104
FAX (415) 473-3669
TTY (415) 473-5780

COUNTY OF MARIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER VIEW CURRENT LIST OF RECRUITMENTS AND APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.marincounty.org/Jobs

The County of Marin has established career ladders which illustrate a progressive career path for employees. For more information go to: http://mine/mine/HR/main/docs/Career_Ladders_Cover_Memo.pdf

Complete the application documents in full and submit your materials, including the DD-214 if applicable, no later than the final filing deadline date and time on the Job Announcement flyer. Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and thoroughly describe your duties. Resumes are not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the standard or supplemental application form. Initial evaluation of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the County. Possession of the stated minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Application materials must be received no later than the recruitment closing date and time posted on the job announcement. Original documents mailed must be postmarked no later than the final deadline date. Faxed application documents will not be accepted.

Make copies of any information you wish to keep; copies of submitted materials will not be returned. The Human Resources Department will not provide copies of submitted application materials to candidates. Submit your completed application materials to the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. of the application closing date. If the recruitment is open and continuous, submit completed application materials as soon as possible. The filing period for an open and continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, online assessment, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin County will be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States within three days of employment.
Contact Person
Sarah Minnick, Vegetation and Fire Ecologist
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